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Appendectomy - Complications


Postoperative Fever

The most common complication of appendectomy is infection of the surgical wound.

Intra-abdominal abscess (fluid), needing drainage.

Paralytic ileus where the gut stops functioning. This usually happens if the appendix ruptures and causes diffuse inflammation.

Deep Vein Thrombosis is rare complication and required further tests.

Anesthesia Related:  

Risks for any anesthesia include the following:

Problems with breathing

Chest infection

Reactions to medications

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If a patient is having a high grade fever at the same time wheezes due to history of asthma but oxygen saturation is 99% on 2L/min via nasal prong. Which should be dealt first? my ineffective breathing pattern or fever"? Whaat can fever do with regards to my acute appendicitis?
Frank_73  Tuesday, November 02, 2010
how long should the durabond stay on the incesions?
sparky43  Saturday, August 28, 2010
Are there any contra indications for an appendectomy?
LeoRa  Saturday, May 29, 2010
ramkk  Thursday, April 08, 2010
Is it true that swallowing types of seeds can cause appendicitis? Or if so, is it really really rare and I shouldn't worry about it?
Erni93  Sunday, August 16, 2009
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